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Shaheen Bagh shooter is an AAP member: police

Police take away Kapil Gujjar after a firing incident in the Shaheen Bagh area of New Delhi on February 1, 2020.

Police take away Kapil Gujjar after a firing incident in the Shaheen Bagh area of New Delhi on February 1, 2020.   | Photo Credit: PTI

Man who opened fired at Shaheen Bagh protest site last week is a member of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), police said. He and his father joined the AAP in early 2019, they said.

DCP (Crime Branch) Rajesh Deo said his mobile phone has been seized and they have retrieved his WhatsApp data and photos of him and his father joining the party.

On Saturday, he had fired two rounds in the air at Shaheen Bagh, where anti-CAA protests are being held for over a month now.

After being overpowered by police personnel, he had chanted “Jai Shri Ram” and said, “hamare desh me aur kisi ki nahi chalegi, sirf Hinduon ki chalegi (only Hindus shall have a say in our country, no one else).”

This was the second such incident reported from Shaheen Bagh in a span of three days. A man had fired from a pistol on a group of anti-CAA protesters in the area on Thursday, injuring a student of the Jamia Millia Islamia University.

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